Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stratford School is currently planning for the 2020/21 school year. We are confident that we are well-prepared to open school with agile plans carefully designed to address almost every conceivable scenario. For prospective families, we continue to offer personalized virtual tours and virtual open house events. We have made adjustments to accommodate all of the necessary COVID-19 precautions and continue to monitor local health and safety guidelines.

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Mandarin Bilingual Preschool

We are pleased to announce our Mandarin Bilingual Preschool Program designed to give your little one an exciting early start in school! 

Mandarin Bilingual Preschool will be offered exclusively as a “five-days per week” program, in order to create a truly immersive environment with consistency and continuity. Stratford’s same rich Preschool curriculum will be taught by a two-teacher team, one speaking and instructing in Mandarin, and the other in English.

This special program one of the offerings at our Altadena, Los Angeles, and San Francisco 14th Ave campuses. 

Why Mandarin Bilingual Preschool?

  • As the most widely spoken language in the world, Mandarin continues to gain relevance on the world stage.

  • Preschool children readily absorb another language, particularly when instructed in an organic bilingual environment.

  • Multilingual children gain a cognitive, academic and social edge in academic settings and beyond.


Bilingual Benefits
Bilingual children gain a cognitive, academic, and social edge over monolinguals.  Learning another language promotes positive cross-cultural attitudes, behaviors, and friendships.  Advanced knowledge of more than one language is crucial in today's multilingual, multicultural world.   
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